CAECUS Verderón

This is the White wine of Pago de Larrea. It is barrel fermented and amply demonstrates that we can also make great white wines in Rioja.

Tasting Notes

Alcoholic strength


Grape variety

95% Viura (Macabeo) y 5% Malvasía

Serving temperature

10ºC to 12ºC

A clear brilliant white, intense and clear bouquet and very identifiable. You may perceive floral aromas and those of white fruit reminiscent of apple and banana, as well as hints of coconut and vanilla which impart complexity. It is tasty on the palate with a slight balanced citrus acidity which imparts liveliness and freshness with a long and agreeable aftertaste. It is ideal to accompany pastas and rice dishes, white meats, shellfish and all fish dishes. Best served in good company.

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A splendid white
in the kingdom of reds

The enologist found working with this wine fermented in barrels to be a memorable experience: This was caused by the need to be with the wine almost daily during its production over a period of almost five months.

Once the harvesting and pressing of the grapes, mostly Viura and some Malvasia, is finished, the fermentation happens in American oak barrels while keeping the temperature down, which sustains the fruity character of the grapes. This is a careful manual process in our winery.

Something similar happens when the fermentation is complete and it starts to age. We perform the traditional battonage for five months, in order to be able to move the lees and keep them suspended, imparting a greater body and creaminess to the wine. This process is repeated four times a week.

After five months, when we consider that the wine has had enough battonage, we prepare to bottle it, but make sure that it never loses its freshness.

That is why it is so us. It is made with love, papering and thoroughness. That’s why it expresses the best of Rioja white wines.